Kings Get Jack'ed 6-0
Odessa, TX - Mike Ramsay and Scott Hillman each combined for a pair of goals, while Derek Dolson registered his forth career shutout as the Odessa Jackalopes extended the Lubbock Cotton Kings winless streak to a season high three games with a 6-0 win over the Kings Saturday night at the Ector County Coliseum. The whistle happy loss pushes the Kings record to 10-9-1 as they continue to co-lead the Southwest Division.
In a physical first period which saw a pair of fights and 30 combined shots on goal, the Odessa Jackalopes jumped out to a 2-0 lead. Scott Hillman grabbed his first goal of the season on a 5-on-3 power play advantage with a slap shot from the point that deflected off the right leg pad of Kyle Stanton and into the net 9:39 into the period. Odessa connected again 2:24 later with crisp passing between Mike Ramsay and Mike Rutter leading to Ramsay's eighth goal on the year. Odessa had a 15-2 shots on goal advantage until the Kings closed the period out-shooting the Jacks' 11-2.
The second period did not feature any scoring but the physical play continued. Teams combined for 46 penalty minutes in the second period, with 33 minutes whistled against the Jackalopes. Twenty-four of the minutes tacked onto Jeff Ewasko, who tried to charge into the Kings penalty box towards Corey Rutt and then threw his helmet across the ice.
Things got out of hand in the third period as the Jackalopes combined four goals following a flurry of penalties two minutes into the period that led to Craig Minard and Chris Barth receiving the gate. The Jacks four goals were tallied by Hillman on another 5-on-3 power play goal, Ramsay, Brian Swiniarski and Mike Rutter.
The Jacks' out-shot the Kings 46-36 in the game and went 2 for 1 on the power play (both PP goals on two-man advantages), while the Kings went 0 for 4. Kings head coach Chris Dashney received 14 minutes worth of penalties, including a game misconduct handed by Tom Sterns. Teams combined for 143 penalties minutes, with Lubbock whistled for a season high 90 minutes.
The Kings will return to action in Corpus Christi Friday before returning home to host the Laredo Bucks Saturday.
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